&quot;A Little Cloud&quot;<br />Cindy Arrieta<br />Sergio Nieto<br />Kelly Castro<br />
Biography<br />Born James Augustine Joyce on the 2nd of February at 41 Brighton Square, which was actually a triangle, in ...
1897 (age 15)    Joyce&apos;s faith and interest in the school started to fade, but he didn&apos;t let it show.  He still ...
1941 (age 59)       On January 10th, Joyce experiences severe abdominal pain, for which he is taken to a hospital.  It is ...
Settings<br />James Joyce wrote the story &quot;A Little Cloud&quot;; the story was published in 1905. &quot;A Little Clou...
Little Chandler has a fragile frame, silken hair and mustache; he has a quiet voice and refined manners. Little Chandler i...
PLOT<br />After the two exchange stories of the past, Little Chandler for the first time feels good about himself compared...
Characters (*mentioned)<br />Little (Thomas) Chandler<br />Ignatius Gallaher<br />Untidy nurses, decrepit old men and chil...
Analysis<br />In this story Gallaher and Little Chandler are two friends similar to “Two Gallants.”  Little Chandler wants...
There seems to be a cloud over both of these men’s lives.  Gallaher is too boastful and continues to talk about how much o...
THE END<br />
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  1. 1. &quot;A Little Cloud&quot;<br />Cindy Arrieta<br />Sergio Nieto<br />Kelly Castro<br />
  2. 2. Biography<br />Born James Augustine Joyce on the 2nd of February at 41 Brighton Square, which was actually a triangle, in Rathgar, a then fashionable suburb of Dublin on the south side. <br /> Parents John Stanislaus and Mary Jane May Murray Joyce. <br /> Father from Cork City and Joyce’s [James] great-grandfather had owned extensive properties in Cork. At the time of John Joyce’s marriage to Mary Jane, he [John] owned the remains of his patrimony and a sinecure in the office of the Collector-General of Rates and Taxes for the City of Dublin. <br /> Mary Jane May Murray was 10 years younger than John Joyce. <br /> Joyce [James] had a deeply emotional relationship with his mother. He associated her with warmth, home, fire, and Catholic faith. <br />
  3. 3. 1897 (age 15)    Joyce&apos;s faith and interest in the school started to fade, but he didn&apos;t let it show.  He still was very involved in his school, he became secretary of the gymnasium, was involved in plays, and was still a Perfect of the Sodality. (Bradley)    Towards the end of the year his lost of interest in his schooling started to show.  He was becoming a nuisance in his classes, and even skipped a Catechetical exam.  He was threatened with not being able to take the Intermediate.    He was allowed to take the exams, but he did poorly on them.  In all subjects, except English, he got his lowest scores ever. (Bradley)<br />
  4. 4. 1941 (age 59) On January 10th, Joyce experiences severe abdominal pain, for which he is taken to a hospital. It is discovered he has a perforated ulcer, and it is operated on on January 12th. Before slipping into a coma, he wakes, asking for his wife and son. He dies at 2:15am on January 13th, and is buried in a pauper’s grave in FlunternCemetary in Zurich without the last rites of the Church.<br />1951 Nora dies and is buried separately in FlunternCemetary.<br />1966 Joyce and Nora’s bodies are reburied together.<br />  <br />
  5. 5. Settings<br />James Joyce wrote the story &quot;A Little Cloud&quot;; the story was published in 1905. &quot;A Little Cloud&quot; takes place in Dublin, which is known to be a dirty town. Joyce uses settings - the city of Dublin and Chandler&apos;s own home - to reinforce the story&apos;s theme of physical and spiritual imprisonment. <br />Little Chandler is a thirty-two year old married man with one son who is not quite one year old in the story. He is called little Chandler because of his appearance. He is slightly under stature height, which is he, under one hundred and eighty-five centimeters. He has small white hands, childish teeth and good nail care. <br />
  6. 6. Little Chandler has a fragile frame, silken hair and mustache; he has a quiet voice and refined manners. Little Chandler is an abstinent man, meaning he is sparing in eating and drinking. Little Chandler blushes very easily at almost anything. He appears to have a pretty good life; he works at the Kings Inn at a desk. He likes to read poetry and someday would like to write it. Little Chandler has never been in a great deal of trouble before in his life. He often thinks about his friend Ignatius Gallaher while at work, and how he has become a brilliant man in the Press. <br />
  7. 7. PLOT<br />After the two exchange stories of the past, Little Chandler for the first time feels good about himself compared to the people in his past.  Little Chandler notices many things about Dublin that he wants to write about.  They sit down for some drinks.  Little Chandler tells Gallaher that he doesn’t drink much.  The two still toast to the good times and old memories.<br />They continue to have their conversation over drinks.  They discuss an array of topics. They even discuss their families; Gallaher asks Little Chandler if he has any kids, and Little Chandler tells him he is married and has a son named Tommy.  <br />Little Chandler learns that Gallaher is still unwed.  Gallaher is disappointed that he doesn’t have a family, but comforts himself with his achievements at work.  Gallaher tells Little Chandler about his plans to marry rich because there are thousand of Germans and Jews with money.  The two go on there separate ways.<br />
  8. 8. Characters (*mentioned)<br />Little (Thomas) Chandler<br />Ignatius Gallaher<br />Untidy nurses, decrepit old men and children<br />Clerks<br />Barman<br />O’Hara*<br />Hogan*<br />An English Duchess*<br />Rich Jewesses*<br />Annie<br />Infant child<br />Monica*<br />Byron*<br />
  9. 9. Analysis<br />In this story Gallaher and Little Chandler are two friends similar to “Two Gallants.” Little Chandler wants to be a writer/poet; he has a lot of poetry books, but he never reads them. They just sit on a shelf, and Little Chandler is a clerk. Gallaher is in London writing for the paper. Gallaher followed his dreams, but Little Chandler did not. Gallaher is continental, he goes to Paris often, and it is his favorite place. <br />This reflects Joyce and his travels and is similar to how Joyce left Dublin. Gallaher would like to marry a rich German Jew. He comes back to show off and to prove that he can conquer the world. Little Chandler at this time notices that his friend is vulgar. In this story Little Chandler appears to be a feminine man because of his physical description and his passivity. <br />
  10. 10. There seems to be a cloud over both of these men’s lives. Gallaher is too boastful and continues to talk about how much of his life is a drain and that he doesn’t have a wife or kids. Little Chandler has no passion for his wife, they have a loveless marriage. <br />This is similar to how James Joyce talks about marriage and how most marriages do not end up working. There is a connection between Little Chandler&apos;s wife and the son, but then there is Little Chandler who is separate from them. Little Chandler ends up getting upset with his baby and yells at him. His yelling makes the baby very upset. Little Chandler takes time to reflect on his life, and he feels regret for himself. <br />
  11. 11. THE END<br />

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